Next Club Meeting: July 21, 2018, at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Anime Viewing Schedule for February 24, 2018

A N I M A T R I X   N E T W O R K
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Wood Dale Public Library
"Next stop... Animatrix!"

Main Meeting Room, 10:15 am to 5:00 pm
10:15 - 11:05   Houseki no Kuni 1-2
11:05 - 12:20   Knight's and Magic 11-13 (End)
12:20 - 1:10     Violet Evergarden 1-2
1:10 - 2:00       Inuyashiki 1-2
2:00 - 2:25       Club Meeting / Announcements
2:25 - 4:35       Full Metal Alchemist [ Live-Action Movie]

All anime presented are fan-subtitled unless otherwise noted.
 
Don't miss the exciting anime series: Houseki no Kuni and Inuyashiki!
ANIME DESCRIPTIONS ARE BELOW

10:15 - 11:05    Houseki no Kuni [Land of the Lustrous] 1-2
Land of the Lustrous
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] In a place inhabited by jewels that take the form of people, Phosphophyllite (Phos) is weak (with one of the lowest hardnesses) and considered useless by their peers. Phos asks their aloof but wise colleague Cinnabar for help after they receive an assignment to create a natural history encyclopedia, thus beginning their friendship and personal growth. Meanwhile, the "jewel people" are at war with the Lunarians who want to take advantage of their luxury value.


11:05 - 12:20    Knight's and Magic 11-13 (End)
Knight's and Magic
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Knight's and Magic is set in a world where medieval knights use giant robots called Silhouette Knights to fight against demon beasts, magical ravenous animals that devour everything on sight. The protagonist is Tsubasa Kurata, a mecha otaku from Japan who gets killed in a car accident. Tsubasa is reincarnated in this new parallel world as Ernesti "Eru" Echavalier, a boy born into a noble family. Tsubasa's previous otaku memories inspire Ernesti into creating his own Silhouette Knights in order to defend his kingdom.


12:20 - 1:10    Violet Evergarden 1-2
Violet Evergarden
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] The story revolves around Auto Memory Dolls (Jidō Shuki Ningyō): dolls initially created by a scientist named Dr. Orland to assist his blind wife Mollie in writing her novels, and later rented out to other people who needed their services. In the present time, the term refers to the industry of writing for others. While the initial function of Auto Memory Dolls is only to generate voices into text, a second group of people created a company that "rented out" beautiful talented women who, while having the same function as the original Auto Memory Dolls, also can perform military-related tasks.


1:10 - 2:00    Inuyashiki 1-2
Inuyashiki 1-2
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Inuyashiki Ichiro is a middle-aged, friendless man with an uncaring family. One fateful evening, he is struck by a mysterious explosion in a public park, which is of extraterrestrial origin, and his body is replaced by an incredibly powerful, but still outwardly human, mechanical body. He quickly realizes the extent of his body's powers, and after saving a homeless man being beaten by a pack of teenagers, he decides to dedicate himself to doing good, using his powers to heal those with incurable diseases and fight crime. However, a teenager who was with him at the time of the explosion, Shishigami Hiro, had the same fate as Ichiro, but unlike Inuyashiki, Shishigami becomes a psychopath who goes about using his new found abilities to murder people, from classmates that annoy him to innocent families, including young children and infants, just for amusement. His acts of merciless cruelty brings him the attention of the police, who can do nothing to stop him, even as it does not take long for Hiro to become the most wanted and dangerous criminal in the country. The series then keeps following these two different individuals who once shared the same, bizarre experience, as their paths are destined to clash, and in the end, their ultimate fates.


2:00 - 2:25     Club Meeting / Announcements
C2E2
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Black Panther
Mary and the Witch's Flower
Godzilla: Monster Planet
Cosplay
Reviews


2:25 - 4:40    Full Metal Alchemist [Live-Action Movie]
Full Metal Alchemist Movie
Plot Summary: [Source: Wikipedia] Edward and Alphonse Elric live in the rural town of Resembool with their mother Trisha, their father Van Hohenheim having left without a reason. Edward since bore a grudge against their father as he and Alphonse showed a talent for alchemy before Trisha died of the plague. After finishing their alchemy training under Izumi Curtis, the brothers attempt to bring their mother back with alchemy. But the transmutation backfires and in law with equivalent exchange, Edward lost his left leg while Alphonse was dragged into the Gate of Truth. Edward sacrifices his right arm to retrieve Alphonse's soul, binding it to a suit of armor with a blood seal. Edward is invited by Roy Mustang to become a State Alchemist to research a way to restore Alphonse's body, passing his exams while given the title of Fullmetal Alchemist back on his prosthetic automail limbs and use of metal in his alchemy. The Elrics spent the next three years searching for the mythical Philosopher's Stone to achieve their goals. One such lead resulted in them exposing a corrupt religious leader in the city of Liore while unaware of events occurring behind the scenes by the mysterious Homunculi.

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